The Passover Lamb
is Jesus Christ
The Passover Lamb in Exodus of the Bible is an interesting story, but it becomes fascinating when you realize the Lamb was a shadow of what was to come in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the sin offering. The Jewish people were held as slaves in Egypt due to fears by the King Pharaoh, that the Jews would outnumber the Egyptians. Pharaoh then threatened to kill the firstborn son, by drowning them.
As a result of the oppression by Pharaoh, God sent ten plagues upon the Egyptian people, so that the Jews would be released. Pharaoh did not listen to God’s messenger Moses, as he warned the king about the plagues. To protect the Jewish people, God instructed them to sacrifice a lamb and put the blood on their doorposts.
What does the Passover Lamb signify? The lamb in the Passover is an amazing shadow of what was to come thousands of years later. Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of the world, was that Passover Lamb of protection. Not only does the Bible narrative line-up with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but it also occurs at the same time, over the same days – the correlation is amazing!
Why was the Passover lamb kept for four days? – here is why.
Passover Lamb – Jesus
|Roman calendar – April||Bible Date Nissan||Feast Instruction – Passover Lamb||Fulfilled by jesus||Day|
|14th||10th||Exodus 12.2-5 – Choosing the Passover lamb – Young male without blemish||Palm Sunday – John 1.36: Behold the lamb of God.||Sunday|
|15th||11th||Spent with lamb||Jesus spent 3 days with his disciples teaching them||Monday|
|16th||12th||Spent with lamb||Jesus revealed he would die||Tuesday|
|17th||13th||Spent with lamb||Luke 22.1 The Last Supper||Wednesday|
|19th||15th||Leviticus 23.6 – Feast of Unleavened Bread begins. Jesus is the bread of life; John 6.22-59 – leavened bread = sin||Special sabbath – High Holy day|
|20th||16th||Sabbath Day – Leviticus 23.3||Sabbath Day||Saturday|
|21st||17th||Leviticus 23.9-12: Feast of First Fruits||John 20.1 Jesus is raised from the tomb.|
1 Corinthians 15.20 Jesus is the First Fruits
Another fascinating fact about the story of the Passover Lamb is the mark that was put on the doorposts, with the blood of the lamb.
Exodus 12.7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lamb
Exodus 12.13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
sign = לְאֹ֗ת
The Tav letter means; mark/sign/seal/cross
The blood that marked on the doorposts to the homes, was in the shape of a cross! The same shape that represents Jesus on the cross. We know a lot about the Bible, but there must be so many more hidden things that we have yet to discover.
Video about the Passover Lamb
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.”